Brighton College

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    What's coming up next at Brighton College?

    What's coming up next at Brighton College?



    Term dates

    Half Term: Sunday 11th February to Tuesday 13th February (College re-opens on Wednesday 14th)
    Spring Break: Sunday 25th March to Sunday 8th April (College re-opens on Sunday 8th April)
    Summer Term: Sunday 8th April to 12pm Thursday 5th July 
    Please note that dates are subject to ADEK approval and may change. 

    Brighton Breakfast

    GCSE pupils are hosting a Brighton breakfast on Monday 5th of February, as part of their GCSE Business course. The event will take place at Break time (9.50 – 10.10) am in the Girls’ Dining Hall and they are hoping for your support in order to make this project a success. The main objective is to raise money for the Red Crescent, and to challenge themselves. They would greatly appreciate your help in making their business idea come to life.
    If you wish to support them, please give your child/children a sum of money to enable them to purchase the goods sold at the Brighton Breakfast. For further enquiries, please contact Mr Jay Graham at

    ADEK survey

    The Department of Education and Knowledge would like parents and pupils over 15 years of age to participate in the survey “Abu Dhabi - Better Life Index” using the below link: 
    They thank you for your co-operation and feedback, it will help improve life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

    College Counsellor

    As existing parents will be aware, the College offers a Counselling Service. This service is confidential and is offered free of charge. For new parents, transition to a new country and/or school can be a difficult time for families and especially children. If you have any concerns about your child and think that they may benefit from seeing the College Counsellor, Mrs Heidi Jeans, please email her directly on

    Weekly Menu

    The Food Nation weekly menu can be found here. The Senior School “Grab and Go” menu can be found here

    Junior School Notices


    JS Sports Days

    The Junior School and PE Department are pleased to invite you to celebrate your child’s development and skills in PE during their up-coming Sports Days.  The Sports Days will be held on the following dates
    FS2 & Year 1 - Thursday 15th February 2018  8.00am – 9.45am
    BCAA Sports Hall and Girls’ Covered Court
    Year 2 & Year 3 - Thursday 15th February 2018  10.00am – 12.00pm
    BCAA Sports Track and Field
    Year 4 & Year 5 - Thursday 1st February 2018  8am – 10am 
    BCAA Sports Field and Track
    When you arrive, Security staff will direct you the location of your child’s Sports Day. All children will register as normal and then be taken to the Sports Hall by their class teacher. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit, that you apply sun cream to your child before school and ensure they have their hat and a full water bottle.  
    We look forward to welcoming you to your child’s Sports Day.

    FS1 & FS2 Chili Challenges

    FS1 and FS2 Chili Challenges are due in on Thursday 1st February. Parents and carers are invited in at 11.30 for a short presentation which will discuss Art in the Early Years. After this parents may come and spend time with their child in class and join us for an Early Years picnic at 12.30. We look forward to spending time with you! 

    FS2 Zoo Trip

    FS2 will be visiting the zoo on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th February. Please ensure you have returned your child's form and made the necessary payments. Please note that all children will require packed lunch on the day of their visit. 

    Healthy Picnic

    On Tuesday 6th February, Year 3 will be hosting their 'Healthy Picnic in relation to their Science topic.  The children will be investigating healthy diets and the importance of exercise, as well as preparing a range of savory dishes. Parents are cordially invited to attend the Picnic at 1.40pm in the Junior School Dining Room. After a short presentation by the children we will be moving outside so please bring a picnic blanket on the day. You are welcome to bring some 'healthy' snacks to share but please respect our no nut policy.  

    Celebration Afternoon

    The Pre-Prep and Prep Celebration Afternoon will take place on Wednesday 7th February between 14.00-14.40 in the Junior School. Parents are cordially invited to visit their children's classrooms to share all the learning that has taken place and listen to the children discuss their classwork and projects. We look forward to welcoming you to this very special event where you can see the results of their efforts over the half-term.

    Spring Term Prize-giving assemblies

    The Prize-Giving assemblies will take place on Wednesday 21st March. This occasion acknowledges the achievements of children who will have earned their Bronze or Silver Awards in the Spring Term
    The Pre-Prep Prize Giving will take place between 1.00pm and 2.00pm and the Prep Prize Giving will take place between 3.00om and 4.00pm. Both assemblies will take place in the College Theatre. Parents of children who have earned their Bronze or Silver Award will receive an invitation closer to the date. We look forward to welcoming you to this celebration of your children's achievements.

    Senior School Notices


    *Year 11 & 13 Parent Consultation Meetings – rescheduled*

    The Consultation Meetings have been post-poned to Tuesday 6th February. A letter confirming the change has been sent home. 

    *Internal Summer Examinations – rescheduled*

    The dates for the Internal Summer Examinations taken by pupils in Year 6-10 and Year 12 have been changed. The new Examination Weeks will run from Sunday 27th May to Thursday 7th June. A letter containing more information can be read here in English and here in Arabic. 

    Young Scientist film awards 2018

    The aim of this competition is to produce a short movie (2min 30 sec) in which pupils follow a scientific method to answer their own hypothesis, using an experiment of their choice. This short movie is aimed at pupils in KS3, 4 & 5. 
    The best three videos submitted to the science department will be passed on to COBIS and the National Physical Laboratory of London and will appear on their YouTube Channel. The BCAA deadline is on the 18th of February. For more information, please visit and/or contact Mrs Edwards at

    Senior School fixtures 

    Monday 29th January U11 Girls Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS
                                                U15 Girls Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS
                                                U11 Boys Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS
                                                U15 Boys Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS
    Wednesday 31st January U14 Girls Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS
                                                U19 Girls Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS
                                               U14 Boys Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS
                                               U19 Boys Touch Rugby v AAA & AAESS